Helen Clara (Nygaard) LOVERCHECK


Helen Clara (Nygaard) Lovercheck passed away November 10, 2011 at the Ponderosa Lodge, Kamloops, BC. Helen was born at home in Hagensborg, BC on March 23, 1921 and delivered by her mid-wife grandmother Elisabeth. She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bobby) Nygaard who was a commercial fisherman and drowned at sea in 1955. She moved from Hagensborg to Kelowna to raise her four children taking in boarders and then the elderly to support her family. From there she moved to Campbell River in 1968 and married Alexander Morgan. Alexander passed away in 1975. In 1978 in Mesa, Arizona she married William (Bill) Lovercheck. William passed away in 1993. In 1994 she moved back to Campbell River to be with her daughter. Helen was an avid gardener from the age of three to eighty nine years of age. Her flower gardens were a delight to see.

She loved her get together with the young and old. She enjoyed her morning breakfasts with her group as well as family and friends. Helen also crocheted afghans for family, friends and charitable causes. She loved her crafts, especially hand beaded necklaces and she was an avid reader all her life. Helen was the youngest of eight children.

She was predeceased by her mother Sophie, father Ole, brothers Bill, John, Olaf, Melvin and Alger, sisters Olivia and Thelma, son David, daughter in law Annie, son in laws Robert (Bob) Kraft and Sam Lyttle, granddaughter Christina (Tina) Nygaard.

Helen is survived by her loving children Sharon (Clay), Dale and Rosalie (Willie), her eight grandchildren Liz, Dean (Lisa), Shawn (Lyn), Tracey (Len), Tami (Kevin), Aaron, Chad (Michelle), Wade (Pam), 20 great grandchildren David, Mathew, Chevy, Jordon, Amanda, Colton, Tiana, Ariel, Issac, Sophie, Maia, Ellie, Olivia, David, Ashton, Brandon, Joshua, Emily and Isabella, two great great granddaughters Lorayna and Serena, sister in laws Eileen Harvey and Betty (Norm) Pelton, numerous nieces and nephews and all her special friends.

She believed in the resurrection and was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness at 89 years of age.

A special thanks to the care givers at the Shores, Ponderosa Lodge and Dr. Waller.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall in the spring. Burial of Helen ashes with her mother in Bella Coola next summer.

You will only have one Mother

Be patient, kind and true

No other friend in all the world

Will mean as much to you

For all her love and kindness

She asks nothing in return

If all the world deserted you

To your mother you can turn

For those who have a mother

Cherish her with care

For you never know the heartache

“Till you walk in and she’s not there”

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home

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